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Blackcurrant

Blackcurrants are a superfood

Blackcurrent Constituents. Recent research has shown that the blackcurrant is “…bursting with more health-promoting antioxidants than most other vegetable and fruits, including blueberries…” Not only do they contain more vitamin C 'weight for weight' than a fresh orange, they are also packed with high levels of vitamins too. Research has also shown that these high levels of potent antioxidants have beneficial effects against a range of illnesses and conditions including heat disease, Alzheimer’s and the super-bug MRSA. Blackcurrants also contain several rare nutrients, like GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid, a very rare Omega-6 essential fatty acid) and MAOI (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors).

 

For more information follow these links:

http://www.plantandfood.co.nz/page/news/media-release/story/new-research-highlights-sports-recovery-potential-in-blackcurrants/

http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.co.nz/2009/03/blackcurrants-new-super-food.html

http://phys.org/news/2011-03-blackcurrant-reveals-health-benefits.html#jCp